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Fisherman's Wharf

Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-673-3530
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Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where you will find a range of hotels, specialty restaurants, famous attractions, unique shops, breathtaking scenery and entertainment for the whole family.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (973 reviews)
“sea lions” (1,121 reviews)
“clam chowder” (480 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-673-3530
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Reviewed yesterday

Fisherman's Wharf is the very definition of a tourist trap. The only locals who go there are those who work there and those with relatives visiting from out of town. Some people love tourist traps. For those who do, Fisherman's Wharf is the place to...More

Thank QuinnTheInuit
Reviewed yesterday

We went there twice because we gave it a second chance. It was very rundown and way to full of people. The restaurants did not look good nor did the shops.

Thank siskacat7
Reviewed yesterday

The only good thing about it was Boudin Bakery, although they had the cat walk closed off due to private party they said. Great sourdough bread. Nice and clean with bar/rest and gift shop. Fishermans Wharf itself was VERY DIRTY. Homeless/mentally disturbed people everywhere making...More

Thank Leticia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was really disappointed with Fishermans Wharf. It looked really dirty & tired & in desperate need of some attention. It's like it's stuck in a time warp from the 80's or something like that. We ate some seafood at one place which was ok but...More

Thank stsarah123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has so many activities around, on and near by. You have chowder and bakeries, tourist shops, Big Bus tour stop, a submarine and big navy ship tour and leads to many cruises and other piers. There are many great buskers and big tourist...More

Thank Swell67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a bit of a tourist trap but it's worth it for the chowder. Grab a chowder in a sour dough bowl and people watch. We loved it

Thank CoasterNerdett
Reviewed yesterday

This area has is a diverse attraction. lots of shops bars and restaurants mainly seafood but plenty of other things on offer. The sea lions provide the best free show around.

Thank john k
Reviewed yesterday

Just along from Pier 39. Plenty of shops and places to eat. Busy but okay with plenty to see. Well worth a visit even if just to say you have been.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to stroll morning, afternoon or evening. You can eat your way down the wharf, an amazing variety crabs, fish, shrimp, clams oysters, octopus, steak, chicken, breads, beignets, pizza, and a hundred other things, shop for souvenirs, book a boat for fishing or sightseeing,...More

Thank haboo1943
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow, haven't been back to this area since about 25 years ago. Yes, yes things change but this really changed! Lots and lots of shops and museums. Lots and lots of people. You need to do some checking around for the best prices on food....More

Thank HeidelbergSummer
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
Nearby Restaurants
Frankie’s Pier 43
39 reviews
.11 km away
Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe
1,378 reviews
.02 km away
Darren's Cafe
374 reviews
.08 km away
Bistro Boudin
3,545 reviews
.10 km away
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11 May 2017|
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Response from Rose S | Reviewed this property |
I believe its Pier 39 near the boats for Alcatraz. There's some rides and shops and if you walk behind the stores along the water, you will catch the seals basking on some wood floats.
11 May 2017|
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Response from yogachef | Reviewed this property |
Our 8 yr old Loved pier 39; Sea Lions, good food and fun shops. Queue for the cable car was long 45mins but she did enjoy sitting outside. Ben & Jerry's near pier 39 wasn't busy. She also enjoyed shopping in Macys as there... More
Natalie S
17 April 2017|
Response from macnaim | Reviewed this property |
I think the city pass is a combination of public transit (bus) and cable car. Might be worth a couple days, but most things are walking, biking distance